Texist GOP fails to pass their abortion bill, for now


Well I don’t know about you folks, but I found the news to be a skoch confusing this morning. Last I checked before bed, we were all #stand[ing]withwendy and she was nearing the end her filibuster. First thing I see this morning is, Republican leaders called a voice vote on #SB5 at 12:01 am & […]

Not Quite ‘Tinfoil Hat Society’

I’m sitting here tonight reading some very old postings I wrote a few years ago. My views and thoughts have not changed, particularly in this election year. My life is quiet, because I prefer it to be that way. However, I am scared. Fear. It’s a visceral word. It immediately evokes a response. The reaction […]

Not Safe For Work! Michigan Compiled Laws that reference icky girl parts

Rep Lisa Brown was on with Tony Trupiano yesterday and she mentioned that there are 3 MCLs that include the word vagina or vaginal. Here they are: LEGAL BIRTH DEFINITION ACT (EXCERPT) Act 135 of 2004 THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT) Act 328 of 1931 THE CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (EXCERPT) Act 175 of 1927 […]

Friday briefing and open thread – The Bolger Monologues


Jase Bolger Ok, so who thinks that the Republicans have jumped the shark? Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Jase Bolger From sub only Gongwer: Va-Jay-Jay Day Overshadows M.P.S.E.R.S. Fail, Tax Cuts … House Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas (R-Midland) had informed House Minority Floor Leader Kate Segal (D-Battle […]

Democratic women banned from speaking on the House floor


updated with press release at 2.30pm Representatives Lisa Brown (D-West Bloomfield) and Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga) have been banned from speaking on the House floor. They had a press conference today at 1:30 to discuss this but I couldn’t make it. Here’s what I’ve got. The debate over the Michigan Catholic Conference anti-woman House Bills 5711, […]

Michigan House Republicans attack women’s health

Michigan House Republicans are using their majority while they still have it to push, at lightning speed, a package of bills that the ACLU of Michigan and Planned Parenthood of Michigan are calling “The biggest assault on women’s health in our state’s history.” The House Health Policy Committee is taking up House Bills 5711-5713 at […]

Lies Wrapped in a Pink Ribbon


Cross-posted at Progress Michigan. Millions of women battling breast cancer have counted on the pink ribbon as a symbol of hope, solidarity and strength. Now even that has been taken away, thanks to right-wing leaders who think they have more rights to control our bodies than we do. I’ve been a conflicted supporter of Susan […]

The GOP debate train wreck finds it’s way to Michigan. Help Planned Parenthood and others “welcome” them.

This Wednesday, the train wreck known as the GOP primary crashes its sorry way into Michigan when the skabillionth debate will be held at Oakland University. As you might imagine, there are a few folks that would like to “welcome” them to our fair state. First, Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPOM) will be there to […]

Dr. Syed Taj announces candidacy for MI-11

Canton Trustee Dr. Taj to run for Congress ATTN: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canton Trustee Dr. Taj to run for Congress in Michigan’s new 11th District Contact: Natalie Mosher, Campaign Manager E-mail: Natalie@TajforCongress.com Phone: (734) 502-7422 www.tajforcongress.com Wednesday, November 02, 2011 The 2012 election cycle is really heating up and Michigan’s new congressional district lines are […]

Arbor Brewing Co. ignores anti-choice flak to host successful Planned Parenthood fundraiser

Last night Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan held a beer-tasting fundraiser at Ann Arbor’s Arbor Brewing Company. I posted a few photos from the event HERE and there are many more below from my wife, Anne C. Savage. I had a chance to talk with Rene Greff, co-owner with her husband Matt, of […]